Third Eye Blind Donate Proceeds From Fashion Line To Dave Eggers' Foundation, Release New Album
October 4, 2016 at 12:10 PM (PT)
THIRD EYE BLIND is set to release its MISSION DISTRICT edition of clothing. inspired by the neighborhood within the band’s hometown of SAN FRANCISCO, the line "embodies the essence of the band in both lifestyle and artistic purpose." THIRD EYE BLIND is also donating a portion of the proceeds from the fashion line to 826 VALENCIA, a BAY AREA nonprofit organization started by author DAVE EGGERS dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Their services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
From the sale of each hoodie, THIRD EYE BLIND will donate $10 with a match from the MARK AND ALISON PINCUS FOUNDATION to the organization to assist in its continued efforts to support under-served youth in the BAY AREA. More information on 826 VALENCIA can be found on its official website, 826valencia.org. |
Said TEB frontman STEPHAN JENKINS: “826 is literally around the corner from my house. They are the premier purveyor for all pirate supplies and DAVE knows this kind of whimsy encourages kids to want to read more. We have always been a band that seeks to keep it local so 826 is an easy fit.”
JENKINS also donated time this week to the JIMMY MILLER FOUNDATION at CAMP PENDLETON in SAN DIEGO, where a number of wounded, ill or injured MARINES attached to the WOUNDED WARRIOR BATALLION were hosted. For each “Ocean Therapy” session, there is a discussion about a theme related to trauma and recovery and how it relates to the ocean. After the discussion there is a 90-minute surf session followed by a closing circle. JENKINS spent the morning teaching MARINES how to surf, and in essence sharing his love for a sport that has provided him with so much personal joy over the years.
“Surfing is foundational to my life. Still it doesn’t feel complete until I share it with others,” JENKINS said. “Sharing it with service members who have carried their trauma home and seeing what it does for them completes it for me. There is no place I would have rather spent my birthday.” For more information on “Ocean Therapy” and THE JIMMY MILLER FOUNDATION, check out its official homepage jimmymillerfoundation.org.
THIRD EYE BLIND will release its brand new seven-song album, "We Are Drugs," this FRIDAY (OCTOBER 7th). Check out a stream of “Company Of Strangers,” on SOUNDCLOUD.
The album takes its title and cover inspiration from SALVADOR DALI’s "Un Chien Andalou."
“It’s simple, really,” says JENKINS. “Everything that has been happening to us and around us these days has been pretty goddamn surreal.”